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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Blond - Brouwerij Haacht NV

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79
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Haacht NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: paterlodie on 03-09-2005)
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

jibjib513, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of deebo
4.22/5  rDev +24.5%

Had this as part of a sampler at a Brussels restaurant for lunch. I love that each "sample" was at least 8 oz.

A-Pours a dense 3 fingers of white head. Color is golden with just a slight haziness.

S-Slightly fruity, barley malt is definitely there.

T-Really more than I expected from the aroma. Full flavored indeed. Heavy malty upfront and in the finish. Slightly meaty/savory...odd but tasty.

M-Excellent. Very crisp and clean.

D-Very high-this is a well balanced beer that finishes very nicely inviting the next drink.

O-A blonde with more flavor than most but still finishes nicely, best of both worlds. I would like to have this one again.

deebo, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

Jack_Frost79, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

rekel, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of Wegomlegging
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%

This was brewed in a town near where I used to live, so I inevitably ran into it at a bar. I was not disappointed, as it poured yellow gold with an excellent head. I really like this style of beer in Belgium, the more I drink the more brands I want to try. Smelled of slight sweet maltiness and some yeast. Flavor was along the same lines, no real surprises here, very good light sweet maltiness with just enough hop bitter and yeast. Mouthfeel was a bit less than other brands of this style, as it seemed to leave a wet hay feeling in the mouth. Even so, very drinkable and I'm sure I'd like to have more.

Wegomlegging, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of paterlodie
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%

A wonderfull poorout was the first thing I noticed about this beer witch name Dubbel Blond sounds strange; aren't they all Dubbel brown/dark? Anyway head is more then just OK staying long and layers of foam stick at the sides of the glas staying even longer. This with a clear and bronzegolden beercolor make presance more then just good. Nose is lots of yeastspice remembering litle of champagne and some apricotesters also there. Further nice maltsmell so all together a good nose.
Taste is litle empty but clean a having a good maltyness before ending only litle bitter. Mouthfeel is plesant though and drinkability is good and this brew floats down easy.

paterlodie, Mar 09, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Valleyview06, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

soxandbeer, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, yeast, malts. Taste is also malty and fruity, some alcohol is present, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

tone77, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of rarbring
3.73/5  rDev +10%

A clear deep golden brew, an off-white head with some lacing but small curtains.

Smelling of fruits, boiled sausage, spices.

Sweet soft bread, some spices, ripe orange peel.

Little carbonation, soft and oily, a good body, a slightly dry finish.

A full blonde, a nice harmonic taste picture.

rarbring, Mar 16, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +8.6%

Subtle and certainly fuller with character than your typical stalwart lager, this lightly spiced and honeyish ale reminds me of a crisper and cleanly flavored Leffe Blonde- perfectly fitting the slight damp evening at Galgenhuisje Cafe in Gent.

The pour from draft reveals a chalice of bright golden elixir that's aptly carbonated for a beer brimming with spritzy bubbles that congregate in a creamy and slightly rocky, cotton white head.

Perfumy aromas of corriander and ripe oranges hint towards witbiers, but pull back when it comes to wheat. Instead, a the full scent of pilsner malts gives a cracker-like snap to the scent and provides a firm underpinning to the fruity esters and yeasty spice.

Full pilsner flavors deliver a semi-sweet taste of fresh baked breads, lightly kilned grain, and softer powdered sugar that gives a firm and pleasant introduction to the tongue. A middle palate full of juicy candy-coated fruits, soft and supple spice of curacao, coriander, white pepper, ripe oranges, and appricots. The malty-dry taste finishes with a mild herbal and minty hop bitterness that balances the beer but never adopts undue attention.

Medium-light on the palate, the zesty carbonation pulls the malt sugars from the tongue and ushers in a peppery dry, mildly alcoholic warm mid palate that extends into finish. Light acids play on the mouth and gives a well-suited refreshment to the beer.

With its understated demeanor, Tongerlo blonde ale provides the crisp malt taste of classy German lagers, but the characterful yeast of peppery spice and fruity esters layer on more character with dryness and herbal essence.

BEERchitect, May 05, 2012
Photo of Brabander
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%

Got this beer for my birthday with some more nice Belgian beers. Tonight i tried this blonde.

Poured i a Maredsous chalice the beer shows a very nice appearance with a nice and firm head and a good carbonation.

Good smell and taste, you smell the yeast and the slightly bitterness of the hop. The beer is well balanced for a blond. It is not as good as the Westvleteren or the Achel blond but it is very drinkable.

Brabander, May 02, 2010
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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

mattfancett, Sep 03, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

On tap in Antwerp at a random bar . Pours orangish colored with a small fluffy white head . Aroma of yeasty funk and some caramel and bready noted. Flavor is bready caramel with some extra yeast funk, fruit sweetness c and maybe a hint of spice mixed in. Light bodied, crisp, and clean with medium plus carbonation. Decent easy drinking brew.

BMMillsy, Friday at 06:19 PM
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3.58/5  rDev +5.6%

Very basic straightforward simple belgian beer. Not a lot going on, but there's not meant to be a lot happening here. Not a bad beer at all. Poured with a nice foamy frothy off white head that diminished to a thin cover after a bit and good lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is a mild belgian tripel. Flavor's the same. Carbonation and body are good. Finish is easy. Session beer.

drpimento, Jan 29, 2010
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3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

(best before date - L06/03/15 - poured into a balloon)

A: second time having this now - huge, cottony-spongy of foam both times - couldn't pour the whole bottle in the glass... mostly clear, orange-y gold liquid... the head takes a little bit to recede into the liquid... maintains a medium-full, misty cap... fair amount of crystalline, sudsy lace

S: spicy, lightly fruity-estery sweet, vaguely-sulfur Danish lager-like character... faint caramel-kissed peach note in the back

T: like a mildly-drier Leffe Blond with a hint of wholegrain cracker... moderate phenolic spiciness in the finish, as well as a chamomile-like, apple-y note... surprisingly assertive, flowery bitterness toward the end, as well as a residual citrus-pith tartness... has an overall industrial Tripel yeast character

M: roundish, light-medium bodied enveloped in an expansive foamy wash... bit of a tart puckering left on the edges of the tongue... all in all, quite dry

O: not bad... probably wouldn't seek it out to savor on its own... maybe best suited as an on-the-go or happy hour beer... curious to pair it with the cheeses listed on their site - I can see it pairing nice with a sharp, salty type

Bouleboubier, Apr 30, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

I had this brew on tap at a little bar in Gent. Served from a wide-mouthed goblet, the brew has a modest head and a bit of a haze. It's color is a mix between dark-yellow and orange, with relatively low carbonation. The aroma has a nice mix of esters and spice, backed by a pale malt smell. Not much in the way of hops in the nose. The taste is a little sweet, with a hint of aromatic spices. There's a little pepper and lemon as well. It's not overly complex, which makes it drinkable. Medium mouthfeel, but probably a bit light for most beers in it's class. This is a solidly good beer, but uninteresting as a Belgian.

Suds, Jul 06, 2007
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3.53/5  rDev +4.1%

On-tap in Ghent. A sweet and simple blonde. Not as thick as Leffe, but clean and pleasant - and good enough in Belgium. There's no hint of the adjuncts or sugar that were likely used, instead you get a simple, somewhat spicy Belgian blonde ale that would be a good gateway beer to the uninitiated.

tempest, Apr 08, 2009
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3.53/5  rDev +4.1%

33 cl. bottle.
Colour is orange brown. decent head, good lacing.
A very light, mellow, pleasant overall, but watery beer. It's got good malt and yeast character, grassy hops are there.
I wish it was a bit more complex and flavourfull.
This beer is ok, but there are more interesting examples in this style out there

RuudJH, Dec 21, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Ciocanelu, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

HattedClassic, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

GJ40, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

darren8221, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
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Tongerlo 6 Dubbel Blond from Brouwerij Haacht NV
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